Snow Sports

Paycheck to Powder

SKI PATROLLER: What's better than getting fresh tracks on a big powder day? Tossing dynamite over cornices first! And you thought working patrol just meant wearing a cool red jacket, scanning...

Snow Report 2005

Filmmaking DIY Ski Porn Ever wanted to produce your own ski porn? Yeah, we thought so. But before you book the talent, hire the heli, and print up those premiere-party invites,...

The Right Fluff

The Four Seasons Jackson Hole, which opened last year and is the chain's first hotel in snow country, does everything for its guests except ski: Attendants bring complimentary heated robes and...

The Home Stretch

IT'S DAY ONE, ski season 2004–2005: You dropped your tax refund on some sweet new gear, spent the summer building tree-trunk thighs on the squat rack, and now you're making your first turns...

Style

Boarding School Is in Session From top, BOLLE's 5-0 sunglasses ($100; 800-222-6553, www.bolle.com) blend retro cool with today's...

The Home Stretch (cont.)

Place your lower left leg on a waist-high table, with the inside of your thigh facing up and your knee at a 90-degree angle. (Your heel should point to your waist, and your toes should point...

Snow Report 2005

Road Trips High-Speed Ski Safari Why choose between Summit County's bounty, Jackson's steeps, Steamboat's trees, and Big Sky's big sky? On this nine-day, Denver-to-Bozeman...

Snow Report 2005

Guided Descents Go Way Out of Bounds Widely viewed as the most challenging downhill slope in the lower 48, Wyoming's 13,771-foot Grand Teton is characterized by icy snow and...

In the Beginning

As the ski industry gears up for the 2004-05 season, we pause in this heady, pre-winter mad rush to reflect back on the ski equipment and apparel that challenged our “thou shall not covet&...

The Bounty Up North

Summer Skiing Mount Logan Yukon Territory By the numbers, summertime skiing on Mount Logan can seem daunting. At 19,524 feet, it's Canada's highest peak. Sitting squarely...

¡Viva Nicaragua!

CORDILLERA LOS MARIBIOS Cycling and Skiing Among the Volcanoes GEDEON TYPIFIES THE NEW CROP of outfitters that are setting up shop in Nicaragua. He migrated here from Costa...

Follow Through

Join the Club Like-minded enthusiasts can get you off your butt with organized events like group-training programs for a first marathon. Pete & Ed Books (800-793-7801,

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